Concerto for Flute and Orchestra

Buy/Rent Score
  • Duration 20 min
  • Year 1991
  • Instrumentation 2 fl / picc. double, 2 ob, 2 cl, bass cl, 2 bsn, 2 hrn, 2 trp, 2 trb, tuba, perc, harp, strings
  • Commissioned by Carillon Importers, Ltd.
  • Publisher Theodore Presser Co.
    Orchestration for rental.
    Solo part with piano reduction for sale

Program Notes

In memory of Lena Domonkos (1895-1991)
1. Movement
2. Landscape
3. Excursion

Commissioned by the Carillon Importers. Premiered on 1/25/92 at Avery Fisher Hall as part of the Absolute Concerto Series. Soloist Carol Wincenc with Hugh Wolff and the New Jersey Symphony.

"The Concerto for Flute and Orchestra is a very fine work of its kind (fully as enjoyable as his Trumpet Concerto from two seasons ago)"


"The most successful of the world premieres was Joseph Turrin's Concerto for Flute and Orchestra. Of the three, it was only he who most clearly set a musical goal and reached it. The goal: Compose a virtuoso flute concerto for Carol Wincenc. The result: a brilliantly written and played showpiece with a wonderfully evocative slow movement. It should already be in demand by every reputable flutist."

— THE STAR-LEDGER (1/17/92)

"This is a big, sophisticated concerto that evolves way beyond its classical and romantic models to show off the soloist's technique while exploring adventurous interactions between soloist and ensemble "

— THE RECORD (1/17/92)